15-213 Introduction to Computer Systems: Exams

  • There are two proctored online exams: a midterm and a final.
  • All exams are closed book, closed notes.
  • However, you may bring one (1) double-sided 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of notes, which can be handwritten or typed, to the midterm, and you may bring two (2) double-sided 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of notes to the final.
  • Your note sheet may not contain any pre-worked problems and must be in English.
  • You may also bring blank scratch paper, but you are not permitted to use a calculator or any other electronic aid.
  • There will be questions similar to previous exams, questions that will test your understanding of the lab material, and new types of questions.

Final Exam: 10am to 10pm, Mon Dec 14 to Thu Dec 17

Midterm Exam - Tue Oct 20 to Fri Oct 23

  • The midterm will be delivered online over a span of 4 days, Tue 10/20 to Fri 10/23, in a set of proctored network-isolated clusters.
    • On the day of the exam, please report to GHC 5207 30 minutes ahead of your starting time. The TAs there will then direct you to your assigned cluster.
    • Once you are at your assigned cluster, the TAs will check your student ID and give you your password that will allow you login to the exam server.
    • The nominal time for the exam is 80-90 minutes, but students will have 4 hours to complete the exam if they need the extra time.
    • You are responsible for everything in Chapters 1-3 and Chapter 6 in your textbook.
    • Your TAs will hold an exam review during recitation on Monday, Oct 19.
    • To study, read each chapter three times, work the practice problems, and do problems from previous exams. Note that in previous years, Chapter 6 (memory hierarchy) was covered by Exam 2:

    Exam 1:

    Exam 2: